Mastering PolyGel

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This Post Has 16 Questions

  1. Georgia McGregor

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Getting the same ratio of pink and white on all the nails

    2. Getting my reverse method french better

    3. My cuticle application is pretty good

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making my shapes still perfect without having to file out too much of the white smile line

    2. All smile lines the same shape

    3. Not having to file the pink before putting the white on, i’d love to get my pink perfect

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Its easier to do than acrylic and hard gel

    2. It doesn’t take that long to do once you know the technique

    3. Polygel files like butter, so its easier to file in the smile line

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Flash cure the polygel before curing to help reduce heat spike

    2. You still need to pinch the polygel when you’re doing a french

    3. You can basically only do poly gel french with reverse method

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. I think polygel has been easier to do alot of these techniques with so if you are struggling with acrylic or hardgel, use poly gel to get the technique down then use the other products

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      Penny

      Interesting advice! Cool to see what works for different people 😀

  2. Kaitlyn Beveridge

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. How user friendly polygel is!

    2. The amount of time you have to work with the gel

    3. Being able to perfect my smile lines etc as I’m not worried about movement of the gel or it setting as I work

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting a nice tight c curve using all the tips I’ve been given

    2. Avoiding any white shadowing even though it’s usually minimal

    3. Keeping my ratio appropriate to the nail.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Just how easy poly gel is to use. The videos made it look quite a breeze and for me it really was.

    2. How lovely Polygel is to file!

    3. And how little filing it needed as your able to get it so smooth from the beginning

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Pinch!

    2. That you have basically all the time you need when using polygel

    3. Always do the pink before the white when using polygel

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. This one is super simple to use and lots of fun to play with!

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      Penny

      I’m glad you liked it, I hate filing PolyGel hahaha

  3. Anthea Whittle

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Still rocking good cuticle application
    2. Length and shape are more consistent with less fussing
    3. Much better at recognising good structure

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Smile lines – need to not be led astray by the natural smile line and ensure that the line I create is properly placed and curved
    2. Still need to adjust to how filing will affect the smile line, it can be hard to tell during application what will file down well and what will end up a bit wonky
    3. Product amount – need to work with less to start with

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That poly gel does what it’s told 🙂
    2. The difference between the two brands of polygel I tried working with – Artistic is much firmer than the Luxa product I also have
    3. How enjoyable I found filing this compared to hard gel or acrylic

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Creating c curves with the thin clear layer is much easier
    2. That I can take my time to perfect a smile line because the polygel doesn’t move without being told to
    3. The dust. gets. everywhere.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Get a desk extractor for the dust because it’s fine and everywhere all the time!

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      Penny

      You’ve done SO well! 😀

  4. EmmaJane Casse

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Getting it nice and close and flush with the cuticle.

    2. The shaping/filing of it.

    3. Bead sizes are pretty good so far.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting the correct c curve in.

    2. Getting all even thicknesses.

    3. Getting correct structure.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How awesome polygel is to use.

    2. How easy it is to move around the nail

    3. That it is a bit harder to get your c curve in it.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To pinch as soon as it has come out of lamp

    2. To get slip lotion on the nail

    3. To make sure the white is thin enough to cure properly.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Polygel is so much fun!! You will love it!!

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      Penny

      Awesome work 🙂

  5. Gurinderjeet Kaur

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. French Application is so easy than doing French with hard gel or liquor and powder.

    2. Filing

    3. C- curves

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Same lower arches across all nails

    2. Speed

    3. Hard to create French on tips, I prefer forms.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How easy it is

    2. Smell

    3. Dust doesn’t fly around when filing so I prefer filing poly gel rather than L&P or Hard Gel

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Be sure not to get the shaping lotion on natural nail or under the product when adding more product on top

    2. Be quick to punch

    3. Clear layer underneath the white

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Working with this product is so much fun

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      Penny

      I love PolyGel but I hate that the dust settles everywhere hahaha

  6. Carmen Christie

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.I think my ratios were quite good

    2.My prep

    3.Filing is getting better. recognizing when it looks good and even

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.French.. Argh I struggle with this

    2.Not flooding the cuticle

    3Getting my apex right
    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.It doesn’t seem to be so dusty more like grated soap kind of texture

    2.I thought it might be easier than acrylics but i don’t know if it is or wether I have got better at acrylics

    3.Get that pinch in quick!!!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.To put the thin layer of clear on first so the white tip has something to attach too

    2.The nice smell of the shaping liquid

    3.How much easier to file

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Keep practicing.. I think this is advice for me!! 🙂

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      Penny

      You’re welcome to keep booking in for General Practice for French – but now that you’re qualified you just need to master painting it if you don’t want to sculpt it again 🙂

  7. Jayde Kruskopf

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. c curves

    2. filing

    3. remembering all the steps of application

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. thin application

    2. getting crisp smile lines

    3. getting even smile lines

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how easy it is to file

    2. how easy it is to mould the white smile line into the blush bead

    3. that you need a layer underneath so the white bead and pink bead don’t seperate

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. not to file too much or you will file out the white smile line

    2. put a thin layer of clear in underneath

    3. french is always done in reverse method

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. lots of practise!! it does get easier 🙂

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      Nicole Leatham

      Hi Jayde.
      Amazing work nailing your c curves & filing. You’re progressing so well with this, I have no doubt you’ll continue to flourish. Well done ^Nicole

  8. Mackenzie Dunn

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Filing, I still have my lower arches for my square!

    2. Application, it’s not too thick & easy to file

    3. Pinching my c curves

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Not having to add more product to get an apex

    2. Learning to off load my beads nicely onto the nail

    3. Remembering to flash cure then pinch then full cure, c curves still looking good though 🙂

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How quick it is to do a full set

    2. The texture when filing

    3. How easy it is to keep playing

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Don’t use too much shaping liquid

    2. Light pressure when filing

    3. That white has to have clear underneath for it to fully cure

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. It’s really fun to play with, but don’t get carried away 😆

    1. Becca

      Great job Mackenzie, I’m the same with polygel – I’ll play with it forever if you let me lol.

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